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Poll Results: Which is it?

 
  • 33% (23)
    6990
  • 44% (30)
    580
  • 16% (11)
    The man with the golden voice
  • 5% (4)
    Drivers
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post #11 of 20
What benches do u want w. Tri sli? I've been quite happier w. Slightly scalong and drivers vs my old 6970 cf setup....very happy i went this route vs trifire
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post #12 of 20
"When you're listening to nothing but the best of oldies, you're listening to Magic 98.9"
post #13 of 20
I would also like to add that unless you run 2560x1600 eyefinity or surround. Or just for benching/testing...then dont bother

I bet there will be a thread just like this when the 590 comes out
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post #14 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Levesque View Post
Crappy Fermi scaling will have a tough time here in Tri-SLI.
The Radeons are faster in some cases but not by much.
In most games the difference between CrossfireX 6970s/570's/580's is pretty much a mute point.

There isn't a game I can't max now or nearly max so I don't need another 570 but soon enough I'll go SLi and I don't care if a pair of 6950's keep up here and there, all the power in the world can't make up for the countless issues I encountered with a single 5770 & crossfireX setup...glitches, patches, lines, bugs, driver updates, inferior tessellation, no physx.

I won't be trying Radeons again until the 7XXX series.
Edited by amstech - 3/11/11 at 2:45pm
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post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by yang88she View Post
What benches do u want w. Tri sli? I've been quite happier w. Slightly scalong and drivers vs my old 6970 cf setup....very happy i went this route vs trifire
Try aliens vs predators or crysis since you have similar resolutions to my benchmarks. Oh and on a side-note, how much were your cards? I'm comparing the 500 dollar 1.5gb version of 580 since those are what I can find on newegg versus the 700 dollar 6990.
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post #16 of 20
will fun some benches when I get off work tonight
$610 shipped from the UK
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post #17 of 20
Tri has better scaling, less input lag, will probably be less noisy as well.
Plus I just prefer Nvidia.
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post #18 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by amstech View Post
Nothing uses 4 gpus.
Complete waste of money.
This ... nuf said
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post #19 of 20
Would just get 580 SLi or 1 6990?
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post #20 of 20
If AMD keeps up like they have recently, the quadfire setup is now a viable option in most games. Plus the e-peen of having a 4 chip setup is not too shabby.

Failed to read if you WC, if so the 6990 is one less block to buy...
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